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Courtney Stodden
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Courtney Alexis Stodden

(1994-08-29) August 29, 1994 (age 29)
Other names Ember
  • Media personality
  • model
  • singer
Years active 2009–present
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
(m. 2011; div. 2020)
Musical career
  • Vocals
Labels Rich Kid Mafia

Courtney Alexis Stodden (born August 29, 1994) is an American media personality, model, and singer.

Early life

Courtney Alexis Stodden was born on August 29, 1994, in Tacoma, Washington to Krista Kay Keller and Alex John Stodden. They have two sisters, Ashley and Brittany, 9 and 11 years older than Stodden. Stodden describes their childhood as "beautiful and fun", stating that they were "extremely spoiled, in a good way." From a very young age, Stodden has stated that their passion was singing and writing their own music. They were raised in Ocean Shores, Washington.



Stodden began in the entertainment industry as a youth by modeling. In 2009, Stodden hosted a cable access TV show produced by North Beach Community TV in Ocean Shores, The Courtney Stodden Show, which ran for five episodes. In October 2009, Stodden competed as Miss Ocean Shores Teen USA in the 2010 Miss Washington Teen USA pageant, though they did not win the title. In 2010, Stodden released the original songs "Car Candy", "Crazy", "Don't Put It on Me", "Hurting People", and "We Are America". Star Observer ranked "Don't Put It on Me" as number eleven on their list of The 11 Best Songs of '11. Stodden said, "'Don't Put It On Me' is a kind of tongue-in-cheek song that I didn't take seriously at all, but it obviously had a good message to it." Stodden's mother, Krista Keller, initially served as Stodden's manager, but quit in May 2015, citing "creative differences". During their marriage, Stodden was managed by Hutchison.

In August 2013, Stodden became a housemate on the twelfth season of the British version of Celebrity Big Brother but was evicted on Day 21, two days before the season finale, after receiving the fewest votes to save against Carol McGiffin, Louie Spence, Mario Falcone and Vicky Entwistle.

On March 18, 2014, the video for 50 Cent's "Don't Worry Bout It" was released, featuring a cameo appearance by Stodden. That August, Stodden appeared in an episode of the Reelz reality television series Hollywood Hillbillies.


On August 19, 2015, Rich Kid Mafia (RKM), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company whose primary services include artist management, digital marketing and music production, signed Stodden to an exclusive international management and development deal. In March 2016 Stodden appeared alongside their mother in the pilot episode of Lifetime series The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition.

In 2019, Stodden signed a deal with FNL Network to star in a self-titled reality show created by director Rocco Leo Gaglioti.

Personal life

Stodden is a vegetarian, explaining that they "never felt right eating animals before". Stodden has promoted the vegetarian lifestyle on PETA's behalf.

Stodden has said in interviews that they identify as a Christian.

In April 2021, Stodden publicly came out as non-binary and announced the decision to change their gender pronouns to they/them. They later updated their pronouns to she/they in June 2022.


At age 16, Stodden signed up on the Internet for an acting workshop taught by actor Doug Hutchison, on the recommendation of a friend of their maternal aunt, who worked in Hollywood, and knew Hutchison. On May 20, 2011, Stodden married Hutchison in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stodden was his third wife.

In January 2017, it was reported that Stodden and Hutchison had separated, but were still living together. In March 2018, Stodden filed for divorce and did not request spousal support. Their divorce was finalized in March 2020 as Stodden announced on their Instagram.

On May 28, 2021, Stodden got engaged to their partner, entrepreneur Chris Sheng.



Year Title Notes
2012 Couples Therapy 12 episodes
Lifechangers 1 episode
The Donny Clay Show with Courtney Stodden
2013 Tosh.0 Episode: "DJ Decimal Point"
Celebrity Big Brother 24 episodes
2013–2015 Big Brother's Bit on the Side 21 episodes
2014 POP, Fashion & Sport Episode: "The Oceans Are Dying (Premiere Awareness Event in Hollywood)"
Hollywood Hillbillies Episode: "Michael Makes a Music Video"
2015 Reality Ex-Wives
2016 The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition
Million Dollar Matchmaker
2017 Celebs Go Dating Series 3
Dr. Phil 1 episode
Gown and Out in Beverly Hills 2 episodes
2019 Courtney 11 episodes, Exclusive Produced by Rocco Leo Gaglioti & Courtney Stodden


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Verotika Pretty Blonde "Change of Face" segment



  • "Car Candy" (2010)
  • "Don't Put It On Me" (2010)
  • "Reality" (2012)
  • "Asphalt" (2016)
  • "Mistletoe Bikini" (2016)
  • "Orange Juice and Pink Pills" (2018)
  • "Sixteen" (2018) (credited as Ember)
  • "Me Too" (2018) (credited as Ember)
  • "Pink Flamingo" (2018) (credited as Ember)
  • "For You" (2018) (credited as Ember)
  • "Daddy Issues" (2018)
  • "Hot 'n Juicy" (2019)
  • "Freak Alert" (2019)
  • "Side Effects" (2020)
  • "Butterfly" (2020)
  • "Pleasure" (2021)


  • Off the Record (2018) (credited as Ember)

See also

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